For A Moment I Thought Chic-fil-A Had Radically Changed Their Stance On Things: Pirate Princess Night

I was going by a Chic-fil-A the other night and I swear I saw a sign that said “Pirate Princess Night.” For a moment, I thought Chic-fil-A had radically changed their stance on a few issues. However, then I got a better look at the sign:


Turns out, it actually said “Pirate and Princess Night.” I don’t know what that is, but it’s probably just some kids night thing. Harmless enough, I’m sure. “Pirate and Princess Night” is definitely different from “Pirate Princess Night.” That “and” makes a huge difference.

I mean, “Pirate Princess Night” immediately had me thinking of Kathy Acker, particularly of Pussy, King of the Pirates. I haven’t read that particular Acker as of yet, but I intend to and the things I imagined in connection with “Pirate Princess Night” were pretty similar to what I imagined in connection with Pussy, King of the Pirates. And, though I still intend to read Pussy, King of the Pirates, I probably won’t be going to “Pirate and Princess Night.”

Though, I wasn’t surprised to realize my mistake. I heard Chic-fil-A modified their stance on a few issues…but I was doubting that they’d modified them THAT far.

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6 Responses to For A Moment I Thought Chic-fil-A Had Radically Changed Their Stance On Things: Pirate Princess Night

  1. Jon Konrath says:

    Kathy Acker did a Chick-Fil-A tie-in with her book Blood and Guts in High School, but Chick-Fil-A executives thought it wasn’t demeaning enough towards women and pulled the campaign.

    I found this a really illuminating article about chik-fil-a. Written by someone who actually was in a position to truly judge their intent. There are many reasons that I never disliked Chik-fil-a, and none of them were because they didn’t agree with homosexuality. This further proved that they weren’t the gay hate business people were frothing at the mouth that they were. I do really appreciate the irony that people that scream all the time about their right to free speech often are the most willing to scream at someone who exercises it.

    • That has nothing to do with Pirate Princess Night.

      • It does have to do with them radically changing their views 😛 You opened the door to that with the comment 😀 But Pirate Princess Night would be interesting. I think there should be more combinations of pirates and princesses. Soldiers and santas. elves & evil overlords.

      • No it doesn’t. Whether they are as rabidly anti-gay as some have suggested or not, their support of the sort of thing that first flashed into my mind when I mistook what the sign said would have been a radical departure from what they have previously supported (whether or not they are actively anti-gay, they still wouldn’t go as far as hosting a sadomasochistic transgender/transsexual sexual event). That doesn’t open the door to anything more than that. And the point isn’t pirates and princesses, but pirate princesses (and thus soldier santas, elven evil overlords (which isn’t as funny or odd), and so on).

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